Forum Title: Washing machine backs up in kitchen sink
I'm thinking I need to install a back flow valve or check valve to insure this stops, especially since I'm about to install 2nd floor bathtub and shower drain in washing machine drain line on first floor. Kitchen sink drains fine, although it is not a lot of water like washer, so I am assuming issue is volume of water produced by washer. Please help. Thanks
Category: Plumber Post By: GLEN ALVARADO (Garden Grove, CA), 02/04/2016

What do you mean it did not help the guy you hired must not know how to open congested lines.

- ERIK WOLFE (Lynn, MA), 09/15/2017

What you have is a partial blockage. Washing machine and kitchen sink should never share a branch. Have the drain professionally cleaned and you will not have any back up issues.

- LOUISE HUGHES (Hagerstown, MD), 09/25/2017

have tried that and it did not help and in any case I can't take chance with bathtub draining into that line cant do much about washer and kitchen on same branch either

- MICHAEL ROWN (Kenner, LA), 09/26/2017

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